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NetHope's mission has a clear focus: to be a catalyst for collaboration among international humanitarian organizations. By working together to solve problems and share knowledge, we help ensure that our members have access to the best information and communication technology and practices when serving people in the developing world. We do this by working across our membership as a highly collaborative team, solving common technology problems, fostering strong relationships with private industry, and educating our members and the wider community of humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Equality Now creates linkages between the voices and experiences of women and girls and the governmental, community and private institutions that govern their lives; mobilizes national and international public pressure on behalf of their stated needs; and brings together individuals and organizations sharing this common vision of human equality.
We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.
Worldreader is on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives. The increasing ubiquity and diminishing costs of digital technology enable us to solve these problems in a simple and straight-forward way. Using e-readers, mobile phones and other digital technology, we reach readers in 37 countries, providing them with over 6,000 book titles in 23 languages. We work with 140 publishers to acquire and digitize the best, most relevant content for our readers; 70% of our library comes from African and Indian publishers. Since 2010, we have made it possible for over 200,000 people to read 1.7 million books and our data shows this work has had significant impact. Students in our e-reader programs make more progress in oral reading fluency than those in neighboring schools, and girls in Worldreader’s school-based programs outpace their peers by a factor of three to five, closing a gender achievement gap. Through these efforts and our partnerships with the private sector, teachers, education experts, and other organizations, we continue to work towards a world in which every child and her family have the books they need to improve their lives, the practice of reading is commonplace, and where illiteracy is a thing of the past.
Fifty Shades of Aid CIC is an online community and global network that supports professional aid workers, and helps them meet the challenges that come with this line of work. We provide a protected online space in which aid workers can discuss these challenges frankly and honestly, find support from peers and access appropriate expertise. We also campaign for better safeguarding of aid staff at work. Fifty Shades of Aid CIC also provides members with additional services such as newsletters, personal action resources, support to individuals in need and access to providers of key services.
Powerful women, healthy societies. We believe that strong women benefit the whole community. Therefore we strive to encourage women and girls to claim their right to equality and basic needs. Empowered women and girls don't just improve their own situation but also that of those around them. For nearly a century, Simavi has been working for a healthy and equal world in regions where this is far from self-evident. Nowadays, we have partners in 10 African and Asian countries. Developments like Covid-19 and climate change will mainly affect women and impact gender equality and the fulfilment of women's rights. That's why it's important to invest in women and girls now. Many factors define status and the ability to pursue human rights. Gender is one aspect, but so is race, class, religion, age, health status, sexual preference and identity. Because all of these factors contribute to our daily life, we look at the system as a whole.
FOBC's mission is to support the work and global programmes of Barefoot College International by receiving and managing tax efficient donations to support this work. FOBC was created specifically for supporting Barefoot College International's work to improve the lives of people and especially women living in rural poverty through an innovative combination of solar engineering training and renewable energy equipment provision, education, and regionally targeted entrepreneurial, microenterprise and livelihood training aimed at raising remote communities around the world out of poverty.
We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We engage people and partners to: *Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability. *Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face. *Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity. *Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
Our efforts express the compassion and solidarity forming the core beliefs of Christianity, as expressed in the following verse from the New Testament: 'Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew (25,40) Our assistance provides humanitarian relief, including immediate aid after natural disasters, as well as sustainable development work helping people to build capacities on a lasting basis. One further aim is putting an end to the violations of threats to human rights and especially including the right to pursue religious or other spiritual beliefs. To accomplish our aims, Sign of Hope implements programmes and projects directly and also provides possible benefit to local people. For the latter, we often forge partnerships with groups comprised of the communities or other organisations working closely with the beneficiaries. Such partnerships ensure that our resources and efforts are employed in the most effective and efficient ways - at the individual, grassroots level. This, in turn, requires our remaining neutral.
Labdoo is a non-profit global platform where people around the world collaborate to bring unused laptops loaded with powerful educational software to needy schools using CO2-neutral means. Labdoo is a global collaborative project founded in 2010 with the dream to make education accessible to every child on the planet by repurposing computer devices. Since then, Labdoo has spread to more than 135 countries helping more than 600 thousand students through hundreds of hubs and thousands of volunteers that engage by collecting, preparing and bringing educational devices to more than 2000 schools globally. Everyone involved in the Labdoo Project is a volunteer and none of our members receives any remuneration for the time contributed to the cause, other than the satisfaction of seeing the joy of a child receiving education. We are just ordinary people working for an extraordinary cause. Join us!
Our mission is to improve the quality of life through medical interventions and humanitarian programmes that build local capacity in poor and vulnerable communities around the world. We achieve our goals through direct medical assistance, education, humanitarian and development aid for those most disadvantaged and needy. We provide medical care to pregnant women and small children. Together with doctors from Poland we conduct trainings in hospitals in Africa and Asia. In the Middle East we help refugees in camps.